Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Colorful Carrot Salad

Colorful spring brings color to the food. This salad is perfect for bright, warm days. You can pack this for the picnic or the lazy afternoon lunch in the backyard. Salads are the best compliment to any meal. This colorful and healthy salad is even appealing to the kids. So here comes the simple yet flavorful recipe of Carrot salad.

Ingredients: For Colorful Carrot Salad [4 servings]
Fresh Ingredients:
Carrots – 2 cups shredded
Sweet Onions -1 cup diced
Tomatoes –  1cup diced
Cucumber – 1 cup diced
Cilantro -1/2 cup finely chopped
Lime Juice – 2 tbsp fresh

Dry Ingredients:Walnuts – ½ cup (optional)Chaat Masala* – 1 tbsp
Black Pepper – 1 tsp
Roasted Cumin seeds – 1 tsp (powdered)
Sugar – 1 tsp
Salt as per taste

  • Prepare the fresh ingredients. Shred the carrots, peel and dice the cucumber and onions, dice the tomatoes and finely chop the cilantro. Also chop the walnuts for crunch in the salad (optional). Keep aside.
  • In the salad bowl, add diced onions, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, walnuts and cilantro. Mix gently.
  • Now add lime juice, chaat masala, freshly grounded black pepper, roasted cumin seed powder, sugar and salt. Mix the salad again.
  • Serve fresh with any meal or just as an anytime snack :-) .
*Chaat Masala is easily available at all Indian grocery stores.

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